Sometimes when you take two things you love and put them together in one meal it’s not that successful…
I remember watching an episode of Full House when I was younger where the youngest daughter figured since she loved tuna and she loved ice cream, putting them together, and blending them could only lead to deliciousness. I can still see the pretend faces of horror as her recipe was tasted by her family and hear the groans of millions of viewers as they watched.
There are other times when taking two things you love to eat and making them into one is pure genius! This is the case with the Spicy Cheeseburger Pizza recipe from Kraft. The 3 of us loved every bite, but especially the boys! It takes 2 of their favorites, cheeseburgers and pizza, and magically smashes them into one yummy meal.
Spicy Cheeseburger Pizza would be great for a kids’ sleepover. You would be the coolest mom on the block when you announced, “We’re having pizza. Cheeseburger pizza!” I will say if I was making this knowing it would be reheated, I would serve the lettuce on the side, topping each individual piece with it. You don’t want warmed lettuce, especially since its cool crispness makes each bite so unique.
If you have two dishes you love, try different ways of making them into one. As long as they aren’t tuna and ice cream!
-Krista, Everyday Mom’s Meals
Spicy Cheeseburger Pizza
Makes 2 pizzas
1 lb. ground beef
2 (10 oz.) cans Rotel, well-drained
1 lb. Velveeta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 c. ketchup
2 cups chopped lettuce
2 pre-made pizza crusts (not refrigerated)
Salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place crusts on cookie sheets.
- In a large skillet, brown beef on medium heat and season with salt.Drain grease.
- Add Velveeta and allow to slightly melt. (It will not melt completely.)
- In a small bowl, combine ketchup and Rotel. Evenly spread 1/2 the ketchup mixture on each crust as “sauce”.
- Top with 1/2 meat mixture on each.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Top with lettuce before serving.
NOTE: If you know this will be reheated, serve lettuce on the side to top each piece after warmed!